Resonant tunneling emitter quantum mechanically coupled to a vacuum gap

S. Vatannia, G. Gildenblat, J. Schiano

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    Abstract

    A resonant tunneling emitter quantum mechanically coupled to a vacuum gap significantly increases the current level as compared to a Fowler-Nordheim field emitter. In addition, an almost monoenergetic distribution of the emitted electrons produces well resolved oscillations of the tunneling current as a function of the vacuum gap thickness and applied voltage. These effects, which may have potential device applications, are investigated using a simple model.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)902-904
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Applied Physics
    Volume82
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 1997

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    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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